Homemade Mayonnaise with Capers, Cornichons, and Herbs Sauce Gribiche

Preparation info

  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Glorious French Food

Glorious French Food

By James Peterson

Published 2002

  • About

This tangy mayonnaise is delicious with fried or grilled foods, especially seafood. I put a lot more capers and cornichons in mine than classic recipes call for, and I also add a little extra-virgin olive oil. This lightens the effect of the mayonnaise and gives the sauce a brighter, tangier, and more direct flavor.


  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (in addition to the mustard in the Basic Mayonnaise)
  • ¼ cup [60 ml


Stir the mustard and olive oil into the mayonnaise with a wooden spoon until the oil is completely incorporated. Stir in the rest of the ingredients.